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Took aspirin. Eye started swelling, runny nose. Taken benadryl. Not cured. What could be causing this?

My eyes swell up when I take aspirin . They start swelling from the inner top lid out and slowly swell up on the bottom until the lid is swollen almost shut. I usually take benadryl for a couple days until it subsides. I woke up yesterday to this happening and this morning it is doubly worse. The thing is, I am positive that I have not ingested anything that contains aspirin. What could be causing this? Also, I have been taking benadryl and it is showing no signs of relief. Even my nose is running nonstop!
Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

This can be allergy to aspirin.But since this has failed to relieve after benadryl, I think other cause of such swelling should also be ruled out.

Periorbital edema/swelling can be a common presenting symptom of kidney issue.I guess you need a primary clinical evaluation , so consider seeing your doctor.

Mean while try cetirizine, that might help if its allergy.And if doctor feels it's allergy then more aggressive with steroids can be planned, if needed.

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